The '''University of Scranton''' is a Private university|private
, Nonprofit organization|non-profit
, Mixed-sex education|co-educational Catholicism|Catholic
and Society of Jesus|Jesuit research
university, located in the historic Hill Section of Scranton, Pennsylvania|Scranton
, United States
. It was founded in 1888 by William O'Hara|Most Rev. William O'Hara
, the first Bishop
of Scranton, as ''St. Thomas College''.
In 1938, the College was elevated to university status and took the name The University of Scranton.
The institution was operated by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Scranton|Diocese of Scranton
from its founding until 1897. While the Diocese of Scranton retained ownership of the University, it was administered by the De La Salle Brothers|Lasallian Christian Brothers
from 1888 to 1942.
In 1942, the Society of...